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Winter visit to Passau during Advent season

Updated February 9, 2017
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  1. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Passau, Germany
    Not much is left of the cloister by the cathedral. The arcaded passages around the courtyard are long gone. This one is not as impressive as other cloisters. Nevertheless entering is worth it for two reasons: First, the view onto the side facade of …
  2. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Passau, Germany
    The cathedral is the most impressive building in Passau's old town. Passau has been the seat of a bishop since the early middle ages. The present baroque cathedral dates from the second half of the 17th century. A close look at the proportions, in pa…
  3. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Passau, Germany
    Passau's old town sits on a peninsula between the rivers Donau (Danube) and Inn. The peninsula ends in a pointed triangle known as the corner of the three rivers, as there is also the mouth of the Ilz on the opposite side of the Donau. The point is c…
  4. Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Passau, Germany
    The Inn is a side river of the Danube but almost as big as the Danube itself. It comes down from the Austrian Alps. Its waters carry a lot of sediments, hence their colour is yellowish, compared to the 'blue' Danube. Coming straight from the mount…
  5. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Passau, Germany
    A city with three rivers is obviously prone to floods and Passau is having its share. The Inn, which comes straight from the Alps, is probably the worst of the three. I spotted these flood marks in a little square which is simply named Ort (place)…
  6. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Passau, Germany
    On the bank of the Danube there is the statue of a young lady named Emerenz Meier. Emerenz was a talented writer. A signboard by the statue explains her life and work in both German and English. She was born in 1874 into a poor family in the Bavarian…
  7. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Passau, Germany
    Niedernburg church and convent is located in the lowest part of the old town. It was a convent of Benedictine nuns which dates back to the era around 1000 A.D. Emperor Heinrich II granted it the status of a free imperial abbey. Heinrich's sister Gise…
  8. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Passau, Germany
    St Paul is the parish church of the old town. The building is actually rather small compared to the cathedral, but due to its location on a steep rock above the street it looks a lot bigger than it is. Its facades and steeple dominate the street view…
  9. Cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Passau, Germany
    Passau is located on the border to Austria and counts as border station. If you intend to do a day trip into Austria, for example to Linz or Wels, you can do the whole trip on ÖBB (Austrian Railway) tickets. They are cheaper than international ticke…
  10. Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Passau, Germany
    The hotel is located in a historical building which originates around 1300. The hotel website describes the history of the hotel very well so I don't have to repeat it all. I had a standard room, the cheapest category. Not very big but okay for me. …
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